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Joe Biden and
the Price of Gas

In his 2008 vice presidential debate with Sarah Palin, then-Senator Biden recalled an anecdote in which someone at a local gas station of his couldn't afford to fill up his tank because gas prices (then $3.17 on average for regular) were too high.

Said Biden:

I was recently at my local gas station and asked a guy named Joey Danco. I said, ‘Joey, how much did it cost to fill your tank?’ You know what his answer was? He said, ‘I don't know, Joe. I never have enough money to do it.’

Almost four years into President Obama's term, of course, gas prices are now much higher:

At the time (Oct. 2008), the average cost of a gallon of regular was $3.17 – and just $1.93/gallon when Obama took office in January of 2009 – according to Consumer Reports.

Today, Consumer's Union estimates that a gallon of regular costs about $3.85 (Oct. 8).

In hyper-regulated California, things are even worse, with gas prices soaring to an average of $4.70 a gallon. The situation is so bad that Governor Jerry Brown is taking emergency measures to try and bring down prices, which analysts estimate could reach $4.85 a gallon on average.

Further Information



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